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Looking for some introductory materials on LaTeX compiler. I would like to know more about how a LaTeX compiler is built

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LaTeX isn't a compiler. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/6776/what-are-tex-and-latex –  Axel Sommerfeldt Sep 6 '11 at 4:41
    
@Axel Sorry I am looking for Latex Compiler design. I didnt say LaTeX is a compiler either ;) –  tex Sep 6 '11 at 4:44
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There's no LaTeX compiler, however. TeX has compilers. –  Leo Liu Sep 6 '11 at 4:54
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Also review your earlier question about tex engine and distribution –  Peter Grill Sep 6 '11 at 5:39

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You can read Knuth's TeX: The Program. The PDF file from tex.web source is available on TeX Live distribution.

LaTeX is no more than a set of macro. See the documented source code of LaTeX2e, say, source2e and classes.

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